Making a stand against scams

 

There is a type of crime for which there is almost no criminal justice. Fraudsters stole £1.2 billion through the UK financial sector in 2018, affecting more than 3 million victims.

Fraud and scams are the fastest growing crime area in the UK and notoriously hard to tackle. Research has found that 96% of reported cases go unsolved.

With police help limited in this area, there are people striving to support victims of financial crime.

Louise Baxter-Scott is founder and head of the Scams Team for National Trading Standards. She was awarded the MBE in 2017 for services to protecting vulnerable people from financial abuse.

Louise joins me to explain the most common types of financial fraud to look out for, how to protect yourself and what her team is doing to protect and keep vulnerable people safe.

Listen here on episode 065 of The Retirement Café Podcast

 

Useful links

Trading Standards Scams Team

Friends Against Scams website

Friends Against Scams Facebook page

Action Fraud website

Citizens Advice

 

 

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